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Forum: Americas Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
Leave the top case on. You may want to put stuff...

Leave the top case on. You may want to put stuff in it as the trip progresses.
Forum: Americas Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,596
Posted By scarysharkface
I've ridden and driven to Cape Breton a bunch of...

I've ridden and driven to Cape Breton a bunch of times. My family's from Glace Bay and Mira. I never saw the value of the ferry when traveling that far north. If I were just going to Halifax or...
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By scarysharkface
I have always carried a chain breaker and press...

I have always carried a chain breaker and press in the tool kit, with an appropriate clip-type master link and even a short section of the same type chain. It seems I've needed to replace my chain...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By scarysharkface
Go West. There are some fantastic roads back...

Go West. There are some fantastic roads back East, but it's nothing like the scale of fantastic waiting for you out West. From Minneapolis, I'd just ride due West until the horizon gets lumpy, then...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
Well, I'll say this much: you people have some...

Well, I'll say this much: you people have some damn fine looking motorcycles!

John
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
Mine are at an angle and the seals are snug. ...

Mine are at an angle and the seals are snug.



I picked up a jump-start/usb thingy that's smaller than a VHS tape at Sam's a couple of weeks ago on a whim. I figure I can charge it in the tank...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
Mine don't seem to leak even riding in reasonably...

Mine don't seem to leak even riding in reasonably heavy rain, but I haven't ridden in a torrential downpour and expect they might under those circumstances. I usually have things in garbage bags just...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
Thanks! I've done this enough you'd think...

Thanks!

I've done this enough you'd think I'd have a system down, but this is a new-to-me bike and it's been almost a year since my last extended bike trip, so I'm trying to make sure I'm bringing...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
Geez. Just a little over 4 weeks until departure....

Geez. Just a little over 4 weeks until departure. 31 days, actually, since I plan to leave after work June 26th. I've had precious little free time to play with packing or to even look at the map. It...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By scarysharkface
Yes. There's a place to camp right alongside the...

Yes. There's a place to camp right alongside the reservoir about 1 km up the road from the gas station and restaurant. I opted to camp at the gas station after earlier getting too close to a black...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By scarysharkface
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
Talk about flogging a Deadhorse.. ...

Talk about flogging a Deadhorse..

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/sag-river-flooding-encroaches-on-deadhorse-airport/33136414?request-from-editor=true&showAds=0

Highway still closed, and now the...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By scarysharkface
I think it's an excellent offer you're making. I...

I think it's an excellent offer you're making. I tried the same thing several years ago, looking for a group of people on bikes with small tanks who didn't want to carry luggage for the whole loop in...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
You can download the pdf of the entire Milepost,...

You can download the pdf of the entire Milepost, and the Tour Guide app downloads to your phone as well (but you need to manually download and update the individual routes after it's installed and...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
Two weeks ago yesterday I had the faulty fuel...

Two weeks ago yesterday I had the faulty fuel strip replaced on the '09 GS. Today on the way in to work it failed already. Less than one tank later.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6,884
Views: 1,280,895
Posted By scarysharkface
So this morning, a couple of weeks after having...

So this morning, a couple of weeks after having my fuel strip replaced, it failed on my ride into work. It went from nearly full to empty, then after several miles it indicated full. I'm a bit...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
And then there's this: ...

And then there's this:

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/flooding-prompts-closure-of-dalton-highway-again/33076128?request-from-editor=true&showAds=0

More flooding and the Dalton is closed again.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By scarysharkface
I had them replace final drive fluid and brake...

I had them replace final drive fluid and brake pads while they had things apart on mine.

John
Forum: Americas 05-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,608
Posted By scarysharkface
Spot tracker is a cool piece to have.

Spot tracker is a cool piece to have.
Forum: Americas 05-15-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By scarysharkface
:nod

:nod
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,287
Posted By scarysharkface
Sorry for your loss. John

Sorry for your loss.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By scarysharkface
I got my letter today. John

I got my letter today.

John
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,563
Posted By scarysharkface
There was a story not far back on them working up...

There was a story not far back on them working up some 3-cylinder ideas that were kind of neat-o.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By scarysharkface
What year is he getting? Since you're open to...

What year is he getting? Since you're open to either the 08 or a new one, get the one that's most similar to his and wrench as a team when needed.

John
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
Good info, I'll bring 4 corners worth. John

Good info, I'll bring 4 corners worth.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By scarysharkface
$12k is a lot of money, in my world at least. If...

$12k is a lot of money, in my world at least. If you can afford it, and since you parted with the '08 for a reason, I'd think you'd want the new one. Me? I love my '09.

John
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By scarysharkface
That pic really shows how soft the sand is...

That pic really shows how soft the sand is through that section. Makes my teeth feel gritty just looking at it. Notice the grader tracks. Soft stuff.

John
Forum: Trip Planning 05-14-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By scarysharkface
I received the Etymotics yesterday. Outside of...

I received the Etymotics yesterday. Outside of the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Inside the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Noise suppression seems to be about as good...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
My plan as well, except only bringing two straps....

My plan as well, except only bringing two straps. If I need more, surely there is somewhere nearby where I can by a cheap set. If not that, I've got some heavy cord as well. I'll make it work.

I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By scarysharkface
No letter for me either. I financed the used bike...

No letter for me either. I financed the used bike through BMW via a BMW dealer, so I have no reason to suspect they have any clue that I'm the current owner.

John
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By scarysharkface
IMHO there's really not much to see except a...

IMHO there's really not much to see except a stretch of road outside of Seligman, Arizona. The rest hath been assimilated by the trappings of faux-nostalgia.

John
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By scarysharkface
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,234
Posted By scarysharkface
Have a great ride!

Have a great ride!
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
This is a good conversation to have. At the...

This is a good conversation to have.

At the very least get some hours on a dirt bike in loose gravel and sand, and get used to using power (in the appropriate amount) to get the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By scarysharkface
I bought an '09 GS with ABS and ESA last Fall....

I bought an '09 GS with ABS and ESA last Fall. Great bike. I really enjoy riding it. Good luck with the purchase.

John
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,468
Posted By scarysharkface
I like the notion of being able to bail from...

I like the notion of being able to bail from whatever back roads exploring I'm doing, without needing to re-trace my path. GPS allows me to do that. I'd call that a contribution. That said, I'm...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 58,093
Posted By scarysharkface
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
I'm getting a bit antsy, yes. :lol3

I'm getting a bit antsy, yes. :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By scarysharkface
The only section I'd like to see paved is the...

The only section I'd like to see paved is the 30-ish miles of sugar sand in Quebec.

John
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,616
Posted By scarysharkface
45 days I think? :deal Tracy has decided she...

45 days I think? :deal

Tracy has decided she can't go after all. Her dad is not well, as we've discussed previously, but he is still hanging in there. She's out of town for a week for work...
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